VERMILLION — The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) seeks non-equity performers for its third outdoor season of free Shakespeare in Vermillion’s Prentis Park. This year’s production will be “Macbeth” and will be held June 11-14. Rehearsals will begin May 18.

The festival seeks actors and teaching artists from the Great Plains region and nationally to form an ensemble-based Shakespeare company for a four-week contract in Vermillion. All positions are paid. Actors coming from out of town will be eligible for local housing and a travel stipend.

The SDSF is also seeking children from the local community for unpaid apprenticeship positions in the acting company.

Local auditions will be held Monday, Feb. 2, from 6-9 p.m. at Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Sign up on the callboard at USD Theatre, call (605) 622-0423, or e-mail Casey.Coates@coyotes.usd.edu to schedule an appointment.

Prepare one or two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, and bring a photo and resume. Callbacks will be held at USD on Feb. 9, by appointment.

Children are also being sought for unpaid apprenticeship positions in the acting company. Children should attend this local audition, accompanied by an adult. Children can audition with a prepared monologue or read from the script.

For more information about the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, visit us www.sdshakespearefestival.org/.

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